A few days ago we reported that Danny McBride and David Gordon Green are making Michael Myers mortal again. Since then, McBride appeared on the Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show to reveal more details surrounding their upcoming Halloween movie and confirmed that filming is set to begin this fall.
It is not a reboot; it’s not gonna be a rehash,” said McBride. “It’s a continuation of Michael Myers – where we’re choosing to continue it from, you’ll have to see when the movie comes out. I’d already seen all these movies, but I’ve really been studying them now and just thinking about all the people that have been hired to make a Michael Myers movie. Just trying to avoid any mistakes that those people might’ve made. The first Halloween is scary as shit. And the second Halloween is scary, but not as scary. And then from there, it isn’t as scary. And I really think that what happens with it is that he basically becomes Frankenstein. No matter what anyone hits him with, he’s not gonna die. There’s no suspense.
We’re just trying to play with that. Make him real. Not make him real by giving him some crazy backstory either. Just getting back to the basics. Even the moment that they made Laurie and Michael Myers siblings – it also makes it not quite as scary. So all that kind of stuff to us… those are the things that took an amazing idea and took it somewhere it wasn’t quite as effective.”
Danny McBride and David Gordon Green co-wrote the script and will be serving as executive producers. Green will be directing.
Master of Horror and creator of Michael Myers, John Carpenter, will be creating the film’s score and will serve as executive producer along with Jason Blum and Malek Akkad.